MADRID — The second Intl. Historical Film Festival of La Laguna will honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Event will take place Oct. 17-21 in Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands.
Fest’s Time Machine retro will focus on Mozart and his times, screening feature films and documentaries related to the Austrian composer.
A new sidebar, Ghosts From the Past, will screen three nights of horror features that are considered in some way to be historical. Spanish journo Jesus Palacios will direct the section.
Backed by local Canary Island institutions and Spanish niche channel Canal Historia, La Laguna festival continues to grow after its well-received first edition, fest director Teo Rios told Daily Variety.
Canal Historia, a joint-venture between A&E Television Networks and Spanish channel packager Multicanal, has increased its commitment to the event, becoming a sponsor and aiding the fest’s international promotion, Rios added.
The city of San Cristobal de La Laguna has been declared a World Heritage Site.